Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

The American Millionaire Rescuing Migrants at Sea

Monday, August 10, 2015

Christopher Catrambone, a businessman from Lake Charles, Louisiana, who has set up an offshore aid station for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. 

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New Rule Aims to Shine Light on CEO Salaries

Friday, August 07, 2015

An SEC rule passed this week forces companies to publicly share the ratio of the chief executive's pay to that of the average employee. 

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50 Years Later, Voting Rights Act Faces Challenges

Thursday, August 06, 2015

On August 6th, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. But the law continues to face a number of challenges.


The Last Land Dispute Between the U.S. and Canada

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Off the coast of Maine, or off the coast of Nova Scotia? That's the question surrounding Machias Seal Island, where American and Canadian lobstermen fight for sovereignty. 

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Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Reported Dead

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Omar became the Supreme Leader of the Taliban movement in 1996, and was overthrown by U.S. led forces in 2001. He has since had a $10 million bounty on his head.


The X Ambassadors: From The Basement to The Billboard Charts

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

We speak to the band the X Ambassadors about their new album, "VHS," and how their mostly shared childhood shaped their musical paths.  

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Turkey's Changing Role in the Fight Against ISIS

Monday, July 27, 2015

On the eve of a special NATO meeting at Turkey's request, we examine the country's recent actions—and complicated relationships—in the region. 

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Recording the Sounds of the South

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Folklorist Bill Ferris has spent much of his life patching together a auditory quilt of stories, voices, and sounds that tell a narrative of the south.  


Defending The $3 Billion Bail Business

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In the final installment of our series about bail, "Presumption of Innocence for Sale," we wondered, with so many people dissatisfied with the bail system right now, who supports it?


Why D.C. Has Done Away With Bail

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our nation's capital effectively eliminated monetary bail in the 1990s and is held up as a model of what a better pretrial system could look like.

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5 Years Later, Barney Frank Says the U.S. Financial System is Strong

Monday, July 20, 2015

It has been five years since the passing of the Dodd-Frank Act. We spoke to Barney Frank about how the Act has stood up, and the current state of the financial system. 

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The Story of Kenny Fomby, J.R.

Monday, July 20, 2015

We begin our series on the U.S. bail system with the story of Kenny Fomby, J.R., who, at the age of 19, was held in jail for over six months on charges that were later dropped. 

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National Heroin Use Surges, Doubles Among Women

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Heroin use has dramatically increased in the last decade, reaching previously unaffected populations, according to a CDC report released this week. 

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'Why Information Grows': A Physicist's Approach to Economics

Monday, July 06, 2015

A physicist argues it's not just labor and products, but information and energy that ultimately drive economic growth. 


Tales From The Towers

Friday, July 03, 2015

This holiday weekend, we're exploring a special place that's come to represent an enduring symbol of patriotism and freedom in American culture: The World Trade Center.

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American Victory: Brandi Chastain on The Women's World Cup

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

In a match during the Women's World Cup on Tuesday, Team USA defeated Germany 2-0, a victory that moves them onto the finals. It was a game played with a breathtaking defense.

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Puerto Rico's Financial 'Death Spiral'

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Puerto Rico says that their financial debts are "unpayable." Here's what their nearly certain default means for the Puerto Rican economy and the United States.


When Terrorists Are at The Negotiating Table

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Publicly engaging with a "terrorist" can be a politically risky move. But the consequences for failing to engage are often even greater. 

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Lessons Learned from the Ebola Outbreak

Friday, June 12, 2015

Now that the Ebola epidemic is nearly over, The Takeaway explores the latest developments in Ebola research and what the public health community has learned about the spread of virus.


Scholastic Winners & The Creative Future

Thursday, June 11, 2015

What do Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Robert Redford have in common? They were all winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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